Mon.Nov 22, 2021

Rosenbauer introduces extinguishing system for emergency responders for EV battery fires

Green Car Congress

With the increase in battery-powered electric vehicles (BEVs, HEVs and PHEVs) on the road, statistically the risk potential for an accident or technical defect of the inherently safe battery systems also increases.

EPA report suggests automakers' glut of credits will make fuel economy compliance too easy

Green Car Reports

New cars and trucks are more efficient than ever before, but lax regulations mean they're still much less efficient than they should be, according to the EPA's annual report on emissions and fuel economy.


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2022 Rogue to feature Nissan’s all-new 1.5-liter VC-Turbo variable compression engine

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Nissan introduced a new Rogue SUV for the 2021 model year; for 2022, Nissan is making its best-selling model more powerful, more fuel-efficient and more fun to drive with an all-new, 1.5-liter variable compression (VC) Turbo engine across the Rogue lineup. 2022 Nissan Rogue.

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EV tax credit details, automakers' CAFE credit glut, hybrid thefts: Today’s Car News

Green Car Reports

Automakers aren’t doing all they can to raise mpg, according to a new EPA report. Hybrids are hot for car thieves right now. Tesla owners quibble over an outage. And will the EV tax credit include that union-made bonus? This and more, here at Green Car Reports.

“Software-Defined Car” project seeks to develop standardized rules and processes; SofDCar

Green Car Congress

Some of today’s vehicles already feature more than 100 control units. This high complexity of electrical and electronic systems and their architecture will further increase, but must remain manageable. The “Software-Defined Car” (SofDCar) project now aims to develop standardized rules and processes to ensure that electronic components of the vehicle interact smoothly, remain updatable and, hence, safe.

England will be first country to require new homes to include EV chargers [Update]


The British government has introduced legislation that will require all newly built homes and offices to feature electric vehicle chargers in England. more… The post England will be first country to require new homes to include EV chargers [Update] appeared first on Electrek.

Viridos executes agreement with ExxonMobil to help scale algae biofuels toward commercial levels

Green Car Congress

Viridos Inc., earlier known as Synthetic Genomics, has signed a joint development agreement with ExxonMobil Research and Engineering Company (EMRE) with the intent to bring Viridos’ low-carbon intensity algae biofuels toward commercial levels. In 2009, EMRE launched what it calls a “significant” new program to research and develop advanced biofuels from photosynthetic algae that are compatible with today’s gasoline and diesel fuels.

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Mangrove Lithium closes $10M Series A to build first commercial-scale processing plant

Green Car Congress

Mangrove Lithium, the developer of a platform for the cost-effective production of battery-grade lithium hydroxide and carbonate from diverse input streams and assets, closed a $10-million Series A investment round led by Breakthrough Energy Ventures (BEV) with participation from existing investor BDC Capital’s Cleantech Practice (BDC).

The muscle car goes electric: Dodge sets 2024 end date for gas Chargers/Challengers


Dodge will end gas-powered Charger and Challenger production in 2024, to be replaced by electric models, according to Dodge brand CEO Tim Kuniskis as reported by Motor Trend.

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Xpeng joins growing ranks of OEMs adopting NVIDIA Drive Orin

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Electric automaker Xpeng took the wraps off the G9 SUV this week at the international Auto Guangzhou show in China ( earlier post ). The intelligent, software-defined vehicle is built on the high-performance compute of NVIDIA DRIVE Orin and delivers AI capabilities that are continuously upgraded with each over-the-air update. The new flagship SUV, which was designed for the international market as well as China, debuts Xpeng’s X-EEA 3.0

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New England’s largest solar farm is now online


A 76.5-megawatt solar farm in Farmington, Maine, the largest in New England to date, is now online. more… The post New England’s largest solar farm is now online appeared first on Electrek.

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Information from November on the rebound in flying and driving

Green Car Congress

by Michael Sivak, Sivak Applied Research. Among the variables included in my ongoing monthly monitoring of key transportation indexes are passenger miles for domestic flying and total road vehicle miles traveled. That monitoring has shown huge pandemic-related drops in each transportation mode during the spring of 2020 and gradual rebounds (steeper for driving than flying) later in 2020 and in 2021.

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Elon Musk shares hilarious theory about why US leaders are refusing to admit that Tesla exists


US President Biden, Vice President Kamala Harris, and members of the current administration who are seemingly refusing even to mention the word “Tesla” may soon find their online presence saturated with the EV maker’s name.

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Vulcan signs binding lithium hydroxide offtake agreement with Renault

Green Car Congress

Following the binding term sheet signed on 2 August 2021 ( earlier post ), Vulcan Energy Resources has signed a binding lithium hydroxide offtake agreement with Renault Group. Following the launch of Renault ElectriCity—a new production unit for electric vehicles in Europe—the Group will purchase between 26,000 to 32,000 metric tonnes of battery-grade lithium chemicals over the duration of the agreement.

Used EV tax credit, union-built bonus part of House social and climate bill now headed to Senate

Green Car Reports

The infrastructure and social policy bills passed by the United States House of Representatives this week include many EV provisions, from investments in charging infrastructure to a rejuvenated EV tax credit. Now they head to the Senate. The Build Back Better Act (H.R.

Cadillac Lyriq is in final steps before production, new video footage of latest prototype


GM has released a rare update on the Cadillac Lyriq, a highly anticipated, upcoming all-electric SUV based on the Ultium platform. The automaker says that the vehicle program is reaching final steps before production, and it released new video footage of the latest Lyriq prototype.

SpaceX encapsulates NASA DART spacecraft for first interplanetary Falcon 9 launch


NASA says SpaceX has finished encapsulating its DART asteroid redirection spacecraft inside Falcon 9’s fairing and opened up its West Coast launch pad hangar to give VIPs and mission team members a tour of their rocket. Measuring 70m (230ft) tall, 550 metric tons (1.2M

Tesla releases new Full Self-Driving Beta 10.5 update with interesting new features


Tesla has started pushing a new Full Self-Driving Beta software update ( 10.5) to the fleet this weekend. It includes some interesting new features based on the release notes, which you can find below. more… The post Tesla releases new Full Self-Driving Beta 10.5

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Carbon Offsets Get a Green Light in Glasgow

Energy Institute at HAAS

Provocative new research delivers a carbon offset reality check. There’s lots to unpack from the COP26 meetings in Glasgow. One development that has economists talking is an agreement on how … Continue Reading Carbon Offsets Get a Green Light in Glasgow. Uncategorized featured

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Tesla will bring the new Model S Plaid to China early next year, says Elon Musk


Elon Musk confirmed that Tesla has plans to bring the new Model S Plaid to China early next year. The automaker’s flagship sedan could prove popular in the country. more… The post Tesla will bring the new Model S Plaid to China early next year, says Elon Musk appeared first on Electrek.

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Ford rep tells Mach-E buyer to get Model 3 instead over market adjustment concerns


It appears that Ford dealerships’ “market adjustments” on the Mustang Mach-E are ironically ushering in more sales for other electric vehicle makers like Tesla.

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Rolls Royce proclaims ‘Spirit of Innovation’ e-plane fastest electric vehicle in the world at 387 mph


Legacy automaker Rolls-Royce has publicly claimed it believes its Spirit of Innovation all-electric plane is the fastest electric vehicle in the world, following three new speed records.

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The Main Types of Electric Car Plugs for Charging Station Connection

EV Connect

If you know anything about how electric cars work, you know that they operate via a lithium-ion battery. The battery is recharged by plugging the car into an EV charging station.

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Ariel Rider Grizzly review: A 3,700 watt dual-battery full-suspension electric moped


Ariel Rider has proven time and again that it knows exactly how to build fast, powerful electric mopeds that push e-bike performance to entirely new levels.

New homes and buildings to have EV charge points installed from 2022

Drive Electric

New homes and buildings will be required to install electric vehicle charge points from 2022. New legislation has been announced by Prime Minister Boris Johnson today (Monday 22 November).

Darwin Group forays into e-scooter segment, launches 3 e-scooters

Electric Vehicles India

Darwin Group forays into e-scooter segment, launches 3 e-scooters. Darwin Platform Group of Companies (DPGC) forayed into the electric vehicles sector with the launch of three new models of electric two-wheelers Darwin D-5, D-7 and D-14.

All-New Kia Niro To Debut November 25 With Bolder Looks


The second-generation Kia Niro will have its world premiere at the Seoul Mobility Show

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Piaggio Vehicles partners City Link to expand its EV fleet

Electric Vehicles India

Piaggio Vehicles partners City Link to expand its EV fleet.

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Tesla Owner Speaks Out About CNN’s Skewed FSD Review In NY


No, Tesla’s Full Self-Driving is nowhere near perfect or final, but it’s not as bad as the CNN journalist made it out to be

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Tesla’s Elon Musk responds to JPMorgan suit with “final warning” — for a 1-Star Yelp review


Last week, reports emerged that JPMorgan, one of the United States’ biggest banks, has sued Tesla for $162 million over stock warrants that are linked to CEO Elon Musk’s “funding secured” tweet from August 2018.

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Believe It Or Not, Tesla Model 3 Windscreen Deflects Massive Rock


What would drive a person to commit these acts? Well, it is believed the rock thrower was under the influence of something at the time

EV chargers to be mandatory in new homes from 2022

Discover EV

All new homes and buildings in England will now be required to have EV charge points

First Tesla FSD Beta 10.5 Review Surfaces Along With Release Notes


Video from Tesla employee labels Version 10.5 a "solid leap forward

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Can Earth's Digital Twins Help Us Navigate the Climate Crisis?

Cars That Think

Powerful climate models have helped dispel any uncertainty about the scale of the climate crisis the world faces. But these models are large global simulations that can't tell us much about how climate change will impact our daily lives or how to respond at a local level. That's where a digital twin of the Earth could help.

Bounce to launch its first electric scooter on 2 December

Electric Vehicles India

Bounce to launch its first electric scooter on 2 December. Bounce a rental electric scooter startup is all set to launch its first electric scooter Infinity that is going to launch on December 2nd this year.

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Cadillac: Lyriq Crosses Crucial Development Milestone


Series production will start in Q1 2022, while sales start in the first half of 2022

Tesla Giga Berlin final permit might still get approved before 2021 ends


The latest round of Tesla Giga Berlin discussions ended on Monday. Brandbenburg’s Economics Minister Jörg Steinbach (SPD) remains confident that Tesla’s Germany-based Gigafactory will produce its first Model Y vehicles before the year ends. .

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